Originally Posted by wiarumas
I'm going to get a laptop this christmas and I was just wondering if anyone knew any good deals.
My biggest concern is laptop's video cards. I know a decent amount of desktop video cards but I honestly don't know what are good laptop video cards.
I was taking a look at newegg and HP. I looked at the dells but they seem very overpriced.
I'm lookin for something around $1000 most likely... minimum of 512MB ram, dual core isnt necessary but anything better than a 3200+ would be sufficient, a decent video card (not top of the line but something around the power of an ATI Radeon 9800 possibly?) and at least a 15" screen.
Dells are very over priced. I am a representative for HP actually and I can tell you HONESTLY over at Best Buy they have one hell of a deal for a pretty kick *** laptop for under $1000. Here are the stats:
* AMD Turion™ 64 X2 mobile technology TL-50* for AMD dual-core technology in a thin-and-light design; HyperTransport™ and AMD PowerNow!™ technologies and improved security with Enhanced Virus Protection**
* 1GB DDR2 memory for multitasking power, expandable to 2GB
* Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive with double-layer support records up to 8.5GB of data or 4 hours of video using compatible media; also supports LightScribe direct-disc labels using compatible LightScribe media
* 14.1" WXGA high-definition widescreen display with BrightView technology and 1280 x 800 resolution
* 120GB Serial ATA hard drive (5400 rpm)
* NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150 graphics with up to 128MB shared video memory; S-video TV-out
* EEE 1394 (FireWire) interface and 3 high-speed USB 2.0 ports for fast digital video, audio and data transfer
* Built-in high-speed wireless LAN (802.11b/g); 10/100Base-T Ethernet LAN with RJ-45 connector; 56 Kbps high-speed modem; Expansion Port 3 connector
* Weighs 5.4 lbs. and measures 1.5" thin for easy portability; lithium-ion battery and AC adapter
* Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition operating system preinstalled; software package included with Microsoft Works, Sonic DigitalMedia Plus, HP Photosmart Premier and more
* Microsoft Windows Vista Premium Ready
Ready for the price?
That's all. It's a great price considering Sony or Toshiba would jack the price up 300-500 bucks. That's a great laptop, I'm really thinking about buying one myself.